Festive catch-up time

THE league resumes this evening (Friday), but, meanwhile, a couple of catch-up games were played over the Christmas break. Emerald Lounge were hosts to Marilyns in Division 2, and a good, close match ensued. The visitors needed the trebles game for a draw, but their opponents denied them, securing a 5-3 win. In Division 1, […]

Nandu stage coaching sessions for Canaries

PLAYERS from several rugby clubs across the Canary Islands came together last weekend to take part in a specialist coaching session at Adeje’s Nandu club. The under-18s from clubs including The Boatmen, Gran Canaria’s Las Palmas and Nandu, spent six hours focusing on their skills, techniques and understanding of the game, before playing a full-sided, […]

Tenerife’s New Year win is much needed

CD Tenerife 4 Albacete 2 THE Blanquiazul took a huge step forward last Saturday, thoroughly deserving this win against Albacete. Goals from Jorge, Suso, Dani Gómez and Álex Muñoz achieved their first victory under new coach Rubén Baraja, moving them away from the relegation places. Baraja raised a few eyebrows by sticking with Jorge Padilla […]

Former United star did not help fix vital match

FORMER Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera was among 36 players cleared of match-fixing by a Spanish court. A probe relating to the 2010-2011 season was launched after corruption was thought to have taken place in a Levante-Zaragoza match. Zaragoza won, to avoid being relegated from Spain’s top football league, La Liga. But a couple of former […]

New coach, same result!

Malaga CF 2 CD Tenerife 0 TENERIFE played their first game under new manager Rubén Baraja, and lost against a mediocre Malaga with their worst performance of the season. Their situation is getting worse, and they now find themselves in the relegation places. Much will need to improve for them to survive this time around. […]

Defeats are still celebrated!

FIVE catch-up games were played last Friday, and, although there were some one-sided affairs, it appears that most players still had a good night, as Susan demonstrated after Waterfall’s match at Sandys Bookie Boys “A more enjoyable night than it sounds,” she said, referring to the Bookies’ 8-0 whitewash. Gaffers#teamhollywood were home to a Suters […]

Jerry Lee wins gold!

LOCAL boxer Jerry Lee Palmer claimed first place at the prestigious Women’s Winter Box Cup, at the Guildford Spectrum arena last weekend in Surrey, beating two world-class opponents. The event, for established women and girl boxers only, is the first of its type in the UK, and is open to Juniors, Youth and Elite fighters […]

Joshua regains his crown, and wins another fortune to demonstrate his ability

HE’S £70 million richer, a stone lighter, and far too deferential to his Saudi paymasters for comfort. But all that matters to Anthony Joshua is that he has regained his world heavyweight belts, having lost them disappointingly. Joshua, one stone lighter and looking supremely fit, turned back the clock with a boxing display full of […]

Azarhara has her eyes on hat-trick of Spanish titles

IN a huge statement of intent on gender equality, organisers of the Women’s Spanish Open have doubled the tournament’s prize-money. The purse at the Ladies European Tour event, held at Marbella’s Aloha Golf Club, will be increased from €300,000 to €600,000. The competition, which began in 1982, will now be known as the “Race to […]

Battling Tenerife lose out to classy Almería

CD Tenerife 1 UD Almería 3 AFTER a good away win against Sporting, Tenerife had their first home game under temporary coach Sesé Rivero, who made a couple of changes to the starting XI against Almeria last Saturday. He brought in Alberto and Dani Gómez, in place of Javi Alonso and Malbasic who were on […]

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